The tourist season went well in Daugavpils in 2018. According to statistics, the total number of visitors to Daugavpils tourist attractions, culture and recreation establishments has increased by 8% compared to the previous year, reaching 550,707.
After the long winter break, Daugavpils Lead Shot Factory is about to reopen the tourist season from March, 15th and resumes the availability to attend guided tours for its visitors. From March, 15th to March, 31st, excursions at the factory will be held from Friday to Sunday: 10:00 in Russian – English; 12:00 in Latvian; 14:00 in Latvian; 10:00 in Russian – English.
By way of celebrating the Centenary of the Latvian State, “Basics”: Baltic Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics will be displayed in Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre from 5 July until 8 September 2019. The exhibition and accompanying conference will explore to the formation and development of professional ceramic art in the Baltic States.
Daugavpils has its own special menu, which can be tasted only in Daugavpils. Daugavpils City Municipality Tourism Development and Information Agency cooperating with Daugavpils catering businesses made a renewed Daugavpils menu and have made a new booklet “Daugavpils menu”, which offers special dishes.
On January 27th, Lithuanian tourism exhibition “Adventur 2019” was concluded at Vilnius Exhibition Centre “Litexpo”. A wide tourism offer of Daugavpils, Daugavpils district and Latgale region was popularised at the exhibition for three days. The exhibition “Adventur 2019” is the biggest event of the year in the Lithuanian tourism industry. More than 12,000 people attend the exhibition every year.
The new exhibition season, open to the public from 1 February until 14 April, features such shows as “The Play of Light and Dark” by Inta Celmiņa and Edvards Grūbe, “Internal Uniformity” by Wang Shaojun, “Moments” by Belarusian watercolour painter Alexander Karpan and “Architecture in Painting” by Oļģerts Krauklis.